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All my life I’ve heard the legend that Abraham Lincoln was not the son of Thomas Lincoln but actually the illegitimate son Abram Enloe, a man who is buried in Murphy. I’ve read accounts that made me believe the legend was true and I’ve read accounts that made me believe it was false.
Recently Wanda Stalcup, Director of the Cherokee County Historical Museum, and Billy Ray Palmer, local Historian, were interviewed about the legend on Channel 5 WRAL.
If you’d like to read more about the legend of Lincoln’s paternity a quick google will turn up lots of information. If you visit Murphy, the Cherokee County Historical Museum is a must stop. Wanda makes you feel right at home and is very knowledgeable about the history of the area and you might even get to meet Billy Ray if he’s volunteering on the day you drop by.